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Old 10-05-2013, 02:18 AM   #1
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Change email address on my public key?


I have changed my email address from gmail.com. No need to ask why on a security forum. Since my public key was labelled with my old email address do I need to generate a new public/private key pair or is there a way to edit my public key to replace the old email address with the new one.
I've looked at both the terminal gpg application and the kgpg gui and haven't seen any way of doing this (if one exists).
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jdk
 
Old 10-05-2013, 03:30 AM   #2
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Moved: This thread is more suitable in the Software Forum (not a security question) and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.

AFAIK you should be able to run 'gpg --edit-key jdkaye', select adduid, enter email address and in the comment field point out its a change of addresses. Save and with 'gpg --list-keys' check new Id is the primary one. If email should not arrive at prior address 'gpg --edit-key jdkaye' > select Id to be deleted and run revocation (revuid) on it.
 
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Old 10-05-2013, 10:30 AM   #3
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Thanks for the move and the tip. I'll give it a try and report back. Just another example of the value of LQ.
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Old 10-05-2013, 10:55 AM   #4
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@unSpawn I followed your instructions hopefully to the letter and the results look like what I want.
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[ultimate] (1). Jonathan Kaye (change of email address) <new@email.address>
[ revoked] (2)  Jonathan Kaye <old@email.address>
The above is the output of
Code:
gpg --edit-key jdkaye
Does it look correct to you?
Thanks,
jdk

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Old 10-05-2013, 06:59 PM   #5
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Yes it does. Please check in a couple of days the revoked Id is propagated across PGP servers just to be sure.
 
Old 10-06-2013, 12:04 AM   #6
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Will do... and thanks again.
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